DJ Rap

Real Name:
Charissa Saverio
Profile:
DJ & producer, born in Singapore.

DJ Rap has been voted the no.1 female DJ in the world by Shejay. She owns, records for, runs and A&Rs two labels, Proper Talent (opened in 1994), and Improper Talent. While running her labels, she is also a producer, recording artist, and an actor. Though she is much respected on the Drum & Bass scene, she is not content to just sit in the studio and direct, so she taught herself to engineer and produce; often while collaborating with other artists.

Shortly after the opening of Proper Talent, Saverio received attention from Sony and was soon signed to them along with the likes of Grooverider and Leftfield. On the release of 'Learning Curve', Rolling Stone Magazine gave her three and a half stars, stating "this is the record Madonna wanted to make". 'Learning Curve' went on to sell over 1,000,000 units bringing her total sales to over 3,000,000 worldwide; which includes her compilation sales from releases such as Journeys By DJ, Propa Classics Vol. 1 & 2, Brave New World, Armani Exchange & Touching Bass, Bulletproof, Up All Night, which have all crossed many genres and has become DJ Rap's trademark.

After attending her first rave in Wallace Road, Hackney, she began DJing for pirate station Rave FM after being introduced by Cool Hand Flex. After her debut release with Jeff B under the name Ambience, she switched to play on Fantasy FM, originally co-hosting a show with Stacey Tough. She was the resident DJ for Telepathy & at the Astoria.

She was also briefly engaged to MC MC, and also dated Jay Pender (co-promoter of World Dance & A.W.O.L.).
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DJ Rap Discography Tracks

Albums

DJ Rap - Intelligence album art DJ Rap & Voyager (3) DJ Rap & Voyager (3) - Intelligence (Album) Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Learning Curve album art DJ Rap Learning Curve (Album) Higher Ground UK 1998 Sell This Version
IPTUSA120 DJ Rap - A Propa History Volume 1 album art DJ Rap A Propa History Volume 1(File, MP3) Propa Talent IPTUSA120 US 2007
none DJ Rap - A Propa History Volume 2 album art DJ Rap A Propa History Volume 2(11xFile, MP3) Proper Talent none US 2008
none DJ Rap - A Propa History Volume 3 album art DJ Rap A Propa History Volume 3(11xFile, MP3) Proper Talent none US 2009
MOSUSR04CD DJ Rap - Synthesis album art DJ Rap Synthesis(CD, Album) Ministry Of Sound America MOSUSR04CD US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ Rap - Divine Rhythm album art DJ Rap Divine Rhythm Reverb Records (2), Stealth Sonic Recordings UK 1992 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Digable Bass (Heaven Remix) / Spiritual Aura (Ray Keith Remix) album art DJ Rap & R. Keith* DJ Rap & R. Keith* - Digable Bass (Heaven Remix) / Spiritual Aura (Ray Keith Remix) Proper Talent UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Spiritual Aura album art DJ Rap Spiritual Aura Proper Talent UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Total Tangent / Tibetan Jungle album art DJ Rap Total Tangent / Tibetan Jungle Proper Talent UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Digable Bass / Get Under album art DJ Rap Digable Bass / Get Under Proper Talent UK 1994 Sell This Version
none DJ Rap - Babylon / Come On  album art Splash / DJ Rap Splash / DJ Rap - Babylon / Come On (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Hooligan / Tears Vox 2 album art DJ Rap Featuring MC Hooligan DJ Rap Featuring MC Hooligan - Hooligan / Tears Vox 2 Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Ruffest Gun Ark / Ruff Neck Business album art Top Cat Meets D.J. Rap* / A Klass Krew* Top Cat Meets D.J. Rap* / A Klass Krew* - Ruffest Gun Ark / Ruff Neck Business Jungle Fashion Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Burning Love / Rhythm Remix album art DJ Rap & Voyager (3) DJ Rap & Voyager (3) - Burning Love / Rhythm Remix Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - I'm So album art DJ Rap & DA B.O.S.S.* DJ Rap & DA B.O.S.S.* - I'm So Urban Gorilla Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Intelligent Woman (On A Positive Vibe) / Switch album art DJ Rap & Outlaw Candy DJ Rap & Outlaw Candy - Intelligent Woman (On A Positive Vibe) / Switch Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - I Can't Stop / Fuze 1+2 album art DJ Rap I Can't Stop / Fuze 1+2 Proper Talent UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ Rap - Papa Lover / Tears album art General Degree, DJ Rap General Degree, DJ Rap - Papa Lover / Tears(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ Rap - Lets Get Together / Tears album art Ellis Dee & Swan-E / DJ Rap Ellis Dee & Swan-E / DJ Rap - Lets Get Together / Tears(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
JFT005, JFT001 Top Cat Meets D.J. Rap* / A Klass Krew* / General Levy + Hard & Pure Top Cat Meets D.J. Rap* / A Klass Krew* / General Levy + Hard & Pure - Ruffest Gun Ark / Wikkeda!!(12", MP, Promo, Sta) Jungle Fashion Records, Jungle Fashion Records JFT005, JFT001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ Rap - All The Crew Vip / Unknown album art Roni Size / DJ Rap Roni Size / DJ Rap - All The Crew Vip / Unknown(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none DJ Rap - Ruffest Gun Ark / Killa Sound album art DJ Rap / Johnny Jungle DJ Rap / Johnny Jungle - Ruffest Gun Ark / Killa Sound(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Phaze 1 / Come Forth (Remixes) album art DJ Rap Phaze 1 / Come Forth (Remixes) Lowkey UK 1996 Sell This Version
DJ Rap - Hardstep / Bassona album art DJ Rap Hardstep / Bassona Proper Talent UK 1996 Sell This Version

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DeckardsRecords

DeckardsRecords

March 30, 2018
feel like DJ Rap doesn't get enough credit due, as the Jungle scene is very male dominated, but it doesn't overshadow the fact she is a great artist of the Genre, as far as I'm concerned she's up there with the likes of Bukem, Randall etc when it comes to her selections and productions, true pioneer wether she's just a pretty face or not... proper talent
Original-Danger

Original-Danger

January 7, 2017
Never heard this album so I cannot review it. However I will say this, DJ Rap for me is the first lady of drum & bass, not DJ Storm of Metalheadz as I've read on here or on another site. No disrespect to DJ Storm as she's a great artist and stuff and I think she's good at what she does and nobody not even me can disrespect her as she's done more than enough for the jungle/d&b scene. DJ Rap will always be the Queen and first lady of drum & bass in my opinion and I've bare respect for her because she's not only a amazing disc jockey and mixes well but she's very pretty, has a lovely smile and most importantly delivers outstanding and groundbreaking music, whether that be house, drum & bass or whatever... Never heard this album but I recommend buying it because of this ladies immense talent in the music world... The great DJ Rap, much love and respect to you. x
mikesbikes

mikesbikes

September 1, 2016
One of the brightest in the music business. Writes performs, produces/engineers all her own stuff. Super talent!
osunite

osunite

August 24, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
mmmmmm DJ Rap once saw her do a set in nothing but her draws (skimpy t-shirt as well)....thank you to whomever it was who spilt coffee on her trousers, you made my night !!! say no more
Jayfive

Jayfive

March 7, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Its a tediously well-known fact that DJ Rap did some modelling in what is oxymoronically known as the 'glamour industry'. Her own description was 'no open-legged shots, nothing I couldnt show my mum'
Pretty much every time she had a record out, the gutter press would trot out these pictures and while that didnt harm her career as such, I doubt it helped.

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